Wednesday, June 3, 2020

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    EFCC: How a corps member’s petition made us recover N320m from INEC

EFCC: How a corps member’s petition made us recover N320m from INEC

Abdullahi Lawal, Sokoto zonal head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says a petition by a corps member led to the recovery of N320 million from the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC).  Lawal made this known on Friday at the "Nigerian Youth Walk against Corruption" rally organised by EFCC in collaboration with NYSC and others. He said the petition was over the [...]

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    PHOTOS: Douye Diri receives certificate of return as Bayelsa governor-elect

PHOTOS: Douye Diri receives certificate of return as Bayelsa governor-elect

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has issued a certificate of return to Diri Douye as governor-elect of Bayelsa state. Douye received the certificate of return from Rose Oriaran-Anthony, INEC secretary, at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja. Also presented with a certificate of return on Friday was Lawrence Ewrujakpor, deputy governor-elect. Douye was declared governor-elect after the supreme court sacked David Lyon of the [...]

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    Deregistration of political parties and next steps for electoral reform

Deregistration of political parties and next steps for electoral reform

BY MOSHOOD ISAH The deregistration of not less than 74 political parties by the Independent National Electoral Commission may not have gone down well with some stakeholders especially those political parties that fell by the side in what can be described as massive retrenchment of political parties but overall it seems to be an action in the right direction. After a [...]

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    INEC: Groups not strong enough shouldn’t register as political parties

INEC: Groups not strong enough shouldn’t register as political parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says groups that are “not strong enough” to become political parties should not register as one. Festus Okoye, INEC national commissioner, said this while reacting to claims that some of the deregistered political parties were not given enough time to operate after their registration. The commission removed 74 parties from its register citing their failure to [...]

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    INEC and the end of Nigeria’s democracy

INEC and the end of Nigeria’s democracy

With the rash of protests that have greeted the draconian and militaristic purported deregistration of some political parties in Nigeria, I believe it is high time to alert the INEC and every right-thinking Nigerian that there is a possibility of a constitutional crisis brewing from the act of recklessness and impunity. It is trite to mention that the Buhari administration has [...]

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    ANRP chairman: Delisting our party after collecting N1m registration fee is a breach of contract

ANRP chairman: Delisting our party after collecting N1m registration fee is a breach of contract

Tope Fasua, chairman of the Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP), has described the de-registration of the party by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as a breach of contract.  INEC had announced the deregistration of 74 parties on Thursday, saying the action followed an assessment of the parties after the 2019 general election. ANRP was among the parties affected by INEC's action. Reacting [...]

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    FULL LIST: The 18 parties that survived INEC’s hammer

FULL LIST: The 18 parties that survived INEC’s hammer

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday exercised its constitutional powers to deregister political parties that failed to meet established criteria. At a press conference in Abuja, Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, announced that following an assessment of the 92 political parties in Nigeria, the commission decided to re-register 74 of them. He said the affected parties failed to meet the criteria [...]

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    INEC fixes dates for Edo, Ondo guber polls

INEC fixes dates for Edo, Ondo guber polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed September 19 for the Edo governorship election and October 10 for that of Ondo. Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, disclosed this on Thursday during a press briefing in Abuja. Both states are under the control of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the governors are seeking another term. At the press conference where Yakubu announced the [...]

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    Kowa, Okotie’s party affected as INEC deregisters 74 parties (full list)

Kowa, Okotie’s party affected as INEC deregisters 74 parties (full list)

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has deregistered 74 political parties. Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, announced this at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday. He said this because of their failure to meet various criteria stipulated by the constitution during the elections. The INEC chairman said the number of Nigeria’s political parties are now 18. Among the affected parties are: Fresh Party, founded [...]

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    INEC: More polling units to be created… 120,000 not enough

INEC: More polling units to be created… 120,000 not enough

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is considering creating additional polling units across the country before the 2023 general election. Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, said this when he received geographic information system equipment donated by the European Centre for Electoral Support (ECES) in Abuja on Wednesday. Nigeria currently has 119,973 polling units with additional 57,000 voting points for its 84 [...]

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    ‘Thugs’ set INEC office on fire in Imo

‘Thugs’ set INEC office on fire in Imo

JThe office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Orlu, Imo state, has been set on fire. Suspected political thugs were said to have torched the building on Monday morning, destroying electoral materials before it was quenched. Orlando Ikeokwu, police spokesman in the state, said the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. He  said the command has deployed officers in [...]

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    Uzodinma to Ihedioha: Stop wasting your time — election petitions are over

Uzodinma to Ihedioha: Stop wasting your time — election petitions are over

Hope Uzodinma, governor of Imo state, says Emeka Ihedioha’s reasons for seeking reversal of the supreme court judgement are based on falsehood, insisting that the time for election petitions has lapsed. The apex court had sacked PDP’s Ihedioha as governor and ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to return Uzodinma, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The judgement had been rejected by [...]

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    PDP wins Akwa Ibom rerun after APC boycott

PDP wins Akwa Ibom rerun after APC boycott

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won the rerun election for Akwa Ibom north-west senatorial district and Essien Udim state constituency. The PDP's Chris Ekpenyong defeated Godswill Akpabio, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and minister of Niger Delta affairs, in the rerun which was held in Essien Udim local government area on Saturday. In the final results announced by the [...]

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    INEC cancels rerun in eight Cross River polling units

INEC cancels rerun in eight Cross River polling units

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has cancelled rerun elections in eight polling units in Cross River state. The commission attributed the action to seizure of election materials for the units by unknown gunmen. TheCable had reported that the materials were seized when the supervisory presiding officer (SPO) for the rerun in Afafanyi/Igonigoni ward, Abi LGA, was abducted. The gunmen had also abducted [...]

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    Gunmen abduct INEC official, seize election materials in Cross River

Gunmen abduct INEC official, seize election materials in Cross River

Gunmen have abducted an ad hoc staff member of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Cross River state. The electoral official, whose identity is yet to be confirmed, was abducted while conveying election materials for the rerun in Abi constituency on Saturday. Mohammed Lecky, commissioner in charge of south-south, confirmed the victim was the state's presiding officer (SPO) for the poll. Lecky told [...]

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    S’court on Imo: INEC failed to tender results it claimed were genuine

S’court on Imo: INEC failed to tender results it claimed were genuine

The supreme court says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) "failed woefully" to tender documents it claimed were genuine in the Imo governorship election case. The court said this in its ruling on the petitions on the 2019 Imo governorship poll. TheCable has obtained full text of the verdict which has not been made public since January 14 when the apex court [...]

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